Today’s tutorial: Make a Super–Scoop Ice Cream Cone door décor (it’s almost 20″ tall!); and a sweet giveaway

Can you guess what’s in my “recipe” for this super-sized ice cream cone? Pink carnations! How cute would this Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone look on your front door? Or, hanging up at a child’s party, a picnic or a baby shower? And while we’re on the subject of desserts, I have a yummy giveaway today, too . . . But first, here’s how you can make your own Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone.


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Brighten your front door with Ice Cream Cone Door Decor!

Even I was surprised at how quickly this project went together. I had a few mishaps along the way, but I’ll be sure to spare you the same mistakes. By the time I was done, I was kind of wishing I had added a second scoop, or maybe a dollop of whipped cream on top . . . next time, right?

To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™  Brand Foam: On each 12” x 4” cone, 5″ ball, 3” ball
  • Acrylic craft paint, brown & red
  • Krylon Glitter Blast, Bronze Blaze & Cherry Bomb
  • Silk carnations*, 20 – 24, 4” diameter
  • Wood picks, six or so
  • Ribbon, 1/8” brown, one spool; and 1-1/2” x 24” for hanging
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools needed: Chopsticks or wood skewers; stiff paintbrush; newspapers; serrated knife & old candle OR bar of soap; straight pins; knippers or wire cutters

*It’s possible you’ll also need a few smaller, 2” diameter carnations to fill in blank spots.

To make an Ice Cream Cone Door Décor:

1. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the base of the cone and the 3” ball. This will be your handle while you paint the pieces. Using the acrylic craft paint, paint the 3” ball red and the cone brown. Let dry.

2. Cover your workspace with newspaper and carefully read and follow the instructions on the Glitter Blast paint cans. Paint the dry cone with Bronze Blaze and the red ball with Cherry Bomb. Let dry.

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Once I finished with the Ice Cream Cone Door Decor, I decided to add the ribbons to make it look more like a sugar cone. But, don’t do what I did and add the ribbons last. It will be easier if you add the ribbons before you’ve assembled your ice cream cone.

3. Starting at the tip of the cone, pin 1/8” brown ribbon to the back of the cone. Wind the ribbon around the cone diagonally, pinning occasionally to hold it in place. Repeat, wrapping another length of ribbon around the cone in the opposite direction.

4. Wax the serrated knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. Cut a small slice from the 5” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

DIY ice cream decorations

The stems will push easily into the foam, and the texture of the STYROFOAM Brand Foam will grip them tightly. Please disregard the extra holes — I first tried adding a swirl of white carnations, so that I would have pink & white ice cream. Did NOT work!

5. Cut carnations from the stems, leaving a 1-1/2” – 2” stem on each flower. Add a dab of glue on each stem and insert into the 5” ball, adding more flowers till the balls is covered. If needed, fill blank spots with smaller carnations. Leave the cut side bare.

ice cream cone crafts for summer

Here’s another tip from me — the toothpicks I used were too flimsy. Use thicker wood picks, often sold in the floral department. You can also use a wooden skewer broken into several pieces.

6. Glue and insert five wood picks halfway into the base of the cone. Glue and pick the cut side of the 5” ball to the base of the cone.

6. Glue and insert a wood pick halfway into the 3” red ball or “cherry”. Glue and insert the cherry into the top of the “ice cream” scoop.

7. Knot together the ends of the 24” ribbon, forming a loop. Pin and glue the loop to the back of the cone.

book giveaway for Dessert Bouquets

Tell me about your next special occasion and you might win a copy of this book!

For a sweet finale to Ice Cream Craft Week here on Crafts ’n Coffee, I’m giving away the book Dessert Bouquets. Dessert Bouquets has 60 pages of delicious designs you can make for your next party or other special occasion, including Cupcake Bouquets and a chocolate Truffle Tower. For your chance to win Dessert Bouquets, tell me about the next special occasion when you might use this book. I’ll draw a name from the comments after midnight on Thursday, July 19, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, July 20.


**Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed. Thank you.**

Happy crafting!


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37 Responses to Today’s tutorial: Make a Super–Scoop Ice Cream Cone door décor (it’s almost 20″ tall!); and a sweet giveaway

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  2. Violet W. says:

    There are a couple of birthdays coming up and the usual holidays. There is not a time that this book wouldn’t be helpful. Esp to a person that has a hard time being crafty such as me. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  3. Carrie says:

    Fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jodi says:

    Wish I had seen this idea when I did my ice cream party recently. It is absolutely adorable and very creative. Nice work!

  5. lisa says:

    To celebrate my Dad’s 80th Birthday I want to find ideas to celebrate with his favorite candy – gum drops and his favorite, black licorice

  6. Sar Tann says:

    My daughters 16th Birthday party. We are having lots of family and friends over. My daughter lovesssssssss truffles. We make them at Christmas and a Truffle Tower would be amazing for the dessert table as well as some cookie bouquets. These would be a lot of fun for this occasion. 🙂

  7. I would use the book for our Sunday School class on the days I provide snacks. It would be something different from the same old thing!

  8. stella says:

    My next event that I would use the book is my son”s 14 th birthday in augthen after that is my 50 th birthday in sept and husband birthday and anniversery in Oct. so there is alots of events and holidays coming up it would be fun to have.

  9. m-a says:

    A cupcakes bouquet would be appreciate on august 27 for my 12 anniversery with my man!
    And I’m sure there are more interesting inspiration for other time.
    Rhank you

  10. nancy says:

    I love the inspiration! You can really change the idea around and make it more personalized. I’m having a dinner party for my mother-in-laws 70th Birthday. I was doing a garden theme so the flower pot/cupcake idea would make great centerpieces. The ice cream cone is very sweet too! You could use silk flowers so it would last.

  11. Mary Medrano says:

    I would use this book immmediately. I am already starting on my Christmas gifts. Since I am not working, money is tight and I have some time to work on it. I have become disabled, so I am looking for stuff to make to fill my time and my mind. So I decided to MAKE Christmas this year!

  12. Nancy Leimer says:

    My next big occasion is the Red Hat Christmas Party which I host every year. I really need some new ideas. I have been the Queen Mother now for 4 years so I need very much to out due myself.
    Lovely Ideas looking at this book.

  13. Ruby Fannin says:

    Love this-I’m going to make theses for my next big event which is my wedding! I’m doing most of it myself- I would love this book for more inspiration!


  14. Kelly says:

    At church we have secret sisters and we do special things for them throughout the year. I would love to have the book so I could make an arrangement for my secret sister.

    The ice cream cone is cute. Good job.

  15. Donna O'Neil says:

    I would make something for a baby shower. There are a few coming up.

  16. pamela dove says:

    the icecream cone is fab for my granddaughters bedroom do you have any ideas she wants her bedroom done with animal prints and could you please tell me where i get the styrofoam from any ideas would be great i seen the wall art and thought i may get some print cloth in a mix of prints thankyou

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Pamela, You’ll find STYROFOAM Brand Foam at your local craft store, Jo-Anns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and A.C. Moore, and also at Wal*Mart. I do have an idea for a safari style bedroom for your granddaughter. This Safari Wall Art is super fast to make, and if your granddaughter tires of it, you can easily change out the fabrics. Have fun with it! Sharon

  17. Ellen M. says:

    We’re having a combined 80th birthday party for both of my parents! This would be great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. jessica w says:

    I am about to help host a baby shower in August, and this would be perfect!

  19. Sandy says:

    My next special occasion is the birth of my first grandchild due the first of August. It’s a boy!!

  20. ColleenB. says:

    Awesome looking ice cream cone and it’s calorie free :}
    Will be having anniversary gathering soon so making some candy bouquet’s sitting around would be awesome.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  21. Cathye Clark says:

    Birthdays are my favorite time for candy bouquets. I love the idea of using them for great non-occasions,like TGIF,great report card, and the best Thank you.

  22. Lindy says:

    My next occasion is my daughter’s 6th birthday party next weekend. This is absolutely stunning! Love it!

  23. Birgit says:

    I would use a recipe from the book for my birthday. 🙂 If I were the lucky winner, the book would come too late from my birthday this year (it’s July 21st). However, I would still make a dessert bouquet for a later birthday party. Yeah! 🙂 Thanks for the chance, Sharon.

  24. Lisa M says:

    Another fun design. Makes me want some ice cream. 🙂

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